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Brooks and The Culture War

I’ve received numerous emails conveying this sentiment:


As a prolife pro-big-family conservative, I assure you, it’s not, as Brooks suggests, that we are “too busy to fight the culture wars”. We do our part every day. It just doesn’t make the evening news.

What WE DON’T DO is carve out time from work and school to take our kids to ridiculous protest marches, bang bongo drums in the streets, wear stupid contumes, chant silly slogans, and disrupt other people’s businesses and schedules.

Or is that what Brooks really means when he refers to being “active in the culture wars”??

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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